Amtrak moves record-breaking 777,000 passengers for Thanksgiving holiday

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The eastbound 'Southwest Chief,' train No. 4, rockets past the Henrietta, Mo., depot on Thanksgiving Day 2017.
Randall Volskay
WASHINGTON – Amtrak moved 777,897 passengers during the week of Thanksgiving, the busiest in the railroad’s history, company officials announced Wednesday. Amtrak also achieved record revenue in November, reaching $204.7 million in system-wide adjusted ticket revenue, the best month in the company’s history.

“More customers are choosing Amtrak as it is simply the smarter way to travel. We look forward to providing the Amtrak experience to more customers over the December holidays,” outgoing co-CEO Wick Moorman says. He will retire at the end of the year.

Amtrak officials are expecting a equally busy December and are encourages customers to book tickets early, before trains sell out.

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